Report: Dalvin Cook unlikely to play against Seahawks

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Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer said on Friday that running back Dalvin Cook was “doing much better” and that Cook could play despite being listed as a non-participant in practice all week with an ankle injury.

Cook was listed as questionable and a report on Sunday morning puts him on the wrong side of that decision. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Cook is considered unlikely to play heading into the game.

The Vikings elevated Ameer Abdullah from the practice squad on Saturday to go with Alexander Mattison as options at tailback other than Cook.

Sunday’s game in Minnesota kicks off at 4:25 p.m. ET and inactives will be announced 90 minutes ahead of time. That will bring confirmation on Cook’s status for Week Three.

15 responses to “Report: Dalvin Cook unlikely to play against Seahawks

  1. And it begins.

    He’s had one year of being largely healthy. That year was an anomaly and this will be the rest of his career.

  2. Cousins is the best game-manager playing today. If he can’t get it done with depleted ranks, nobody can.

  3. Zim just doesn’t lead. Watch this week’s press conference. He doesn’t answer the questions and is condescending. They need to withhold info for strategic reasons, but other coaches respond with at least respectful and thoughtful answers.

  4. Zim says it’s time to when some games so Dalvin needs to play. He is disregarding Cook’s health and future in attempt to save his job. It’s a bummer that he is out, but this game and season isn’t worth hurting him even more seriously.

  5. Maybe running every 1st and 2nd down is t a strategy to use anymore especially when the defense knows it’s coming. Stop running this guy into the damn ground.

  6. Cook’s durability is similar to a WR’s which is fine when someone is that fast and elusive. He needs be used accordingly. Percy Harvin would have run into a concrete wall 40 times a game if asked. He would have played more if he wasn’t asked to do so. Use Cook carefully. Not like the workhouse Zimmer grew up watching that he is now counting on to save his job.

  7. Time for Cousins to prove people like me wrong that he’s worth his $33 million salary. Too bad it won’t happen.

  8. My guess is that Cook will give it a go today, but I don’t know for how long. The Vikings are desperate for a win. Also, they’ve seen the tape of Derrick Henry catching all those passes in the flat against Bobby Wagner last week.

  9. cags777 says:
    September 26, 2021 at 11:19 am
    Time for Cousins to prove people like me wrong that he’s worth his $33 million salary. Too bad it won’t happen.


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